Texas HOA President arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Teen says board President threatened him and a friend with his gun By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Today I share a stunning example of how power corrupts in homeowners’ associations. In the Mirror Lake subdivision (north of Houston, in Spring, Texas), HOA President David Warner was arrested last week for threatening a teen with his gun. What prompted this bully behavior? According to reports, Warner has accused two teenage residents of speeding in Continue ReadingTexas HOA President arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Condo association may be liable for crime related death

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In 2015, 22-year-old Alex Johnson was found shot dead in his condo apartment unit at Paradise Cove, West Palm Beach. According to reports in the Palm Beach Post, that death was rules a homicide. Also, according to reports, Johnson was a tenant at Paradise Cove Condominiums. Johnson’s mother, Lynn Perez, has filled a lawsuit alleging that the condo association, the owner of the complex, and the owner of Johnson’s Continue ReadingCondo association may be liable for crime related death

Riverwalk HOA security guard charges upgraded to first degree murder

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Shocking news from Chesapeake, VA, following the shooting death of Jiansheng Chen, a resident of River Walk Community in January. According to WAVY-10 news, charges against Johnathan Cromwell have been upgraded to first-degree murder, and a trail date has been set for September 26. A first-degree murder charge indicates that investigators and prosecutors believe the shooting was deliberate and premeditated. The motive behind the alleged crime has not yet Continue ReadingRiverwalk HOA security guard charges upgraded to first degree murder

Recent HOA conflict results in gun violence

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities     This week brings two disturbing reports of violence among residents living in association governed communities. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that 33-year old Eric Leroy shot and injured his HOA president, Timothy Rose. Although Leroy has been arrested in connection with the incident, the name of the condominium complex and details surrounding the dispute have not been reported. Man arrested in shooting of northwest valley homeowners association Continue ReadingRecent HOA conflict results in gun violence